Xseed Will Release Ragnarok Odyssey As A Retail Title

By Ishaan . May 4, 2012 . 9:30am

Last night, Xseed Games announced that they would publish PlayStation Vita titles, Ragnarok Odyssey and Orgarhythm, sometime this year. What they didn’t specify was whether these games would be retail or download releases. That part is a little clearer now.

 

Ragnarok Odyssey will be a retail title for certain, Xseed’s production assistant confirmed to RPGamer editor, Michael Cunningham, over Twitter this morning. Orgarhythm, may not be, although this hasn’t been confirmed yet. Pre-orders for Ragnarok Odyssey will be available soon.


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  • http://twitter.com/VietKnight Alexander Le

    So just retail… well I will still get it though hope later they think of doing digital

    • XiaomuArisu

       You know whats funny?Other people complained that it could been digital only before.Seems like xseed cant do nothing right.poor guys.

    • JazzyMan123

       I pretty certain it will be digital too as they didn’t say it wouldn’t.

    • Kevadu

      Uh, I’m pretty sre that Sony requires that all Vita games be available digitally.  The question was whether they would be digital-only or digital+retail.

      There is no way this will be retail-only.

    • http://twitter.com/endlesshistory Endless History

      There’s nothing in this article that says ‘retail only.’

  • Guest

     Ragnarok Odyssey AND Orgarythm! Looks like I know when I’ll be finally getting my Vita.

  • MrRobbyM

    Thank you for confirming this, Ishaan. Now the whiners can shut their yaps ^_^

    Though it should have been common sense, guys. With a game as big as this, it’d most likely be retail.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       no its not going to shut them up because they will just say its a lie.

      • http://www.facebook.com/juan.m.m.s.mdp Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        Or they may complain because it comes without a manual (even though the game in Japan probably didn’t come with a manual) or that it isn’t a LE or whatever else they can think of. Funny thing is, I wonder if they even own a Vita to begin with~.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           Most of the time they wouldn’t even buy the game even if it did have a retail release.

        • PoweredByHentai

          The Japanese version does come with a manual.

          /imported-it-with-gravity-daze-at-release

          • Testsubject909

            Nice.

            On another note though, I could see why they’d skip over making a physical manual, that does add to the production cost. I hope it’s there, but if it’s not present, well… It’s an acceptable sacrifice.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Eh, the first few “quests” are tutorial quests and it does a pretty good job of explaining what is what and what you can/need to do.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

        “no its not going to shut them up because they will just say its a lie.”

        Then, they should speak to Shakira ! :D

        • Solomon_Kano

          It took me a second to catch that, but once I did… I lol’d.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

            My job is done here ! lol

          • Testsubject909

            I did but I don’t get it either.

            Did Xseed shake their ass and hips? Are they presenting? I know supposedly her hips don’t lie but I fail to see the funny.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I suppose the Shakira reference in itself made me laugh. The hips not lying, while incredibly random, amused me.

    • SerendipityX

      “Common sense” Not really. I was under the impression that they were going completely digital.

      • SirRichard

        I would imagine it’s common sense to wait until they say what they’re doing, instead of curling into a ball and screaming just because they said “Hey, we’re bringing this over.”

        • SerendipityX

          I don’t really blame them for jumping the gun, though. Xseed was pretty clear that they were focusing more on digital releases.

          • http://twitter.com/endlesshistory Endless History

            While they did say that they were focusing on digital releases, they have also been stressing that not ALL of their future releases will be digital-only.

          • SirRichard

            Basic English is pretty clear that “focusing more on digital releases” does not mean “focusing only on digital releases”, stop projecting your fear of digital downloads onto everything XSEED does.

            And yes, I can blame them for jumping the gun, because they were in midair before the gun was even readied. One pair in particular are far too willing to scream about their fear of Big Brother unpersoning their game collections on any article even remotely related to digital downloads and it’s aggravating to see it every time.

          • SerendipityX

            -____- WOW, now I can blame you for jumping the gun since I think you have totally took what I said out of context. Not once did I “project a fear of digital releases”. All I said was that it perfectly reasonable to assume that it was digital-only.

          • SirRichard

            So why, then, did you assume “more focus” is the same as “full focus”? And it’s not hard for me to assume that when on this same very article you mention that you were worried about never buying another XSEED title again before this announcement. What context are we talking, here?

            And no, it still isn’t “perfectly reasonable” to assume that based on one or two other titles, especially when they’re still doing other physical releases.

          • SerendipityX

            Sorry if my posts came off condescending or something. There is no wifi in my region which means I have no access to DD-only titles. There is no solution to this problem in hindsight and I’m probably in a very small minority of people so inevitably I have to deal with it. Fact is I love digital releases, I just have no access to them unless I want to drive 50 miles out. So when Xseed announced that they were focusing more on digital, I was already prepared for the worst= no more Xseed games for me(T_T).

            This has happened to me many times before so it’s totally plausible for me to assume that from what little I read about the ordeal.

          • SirRichard

            See, then, you have an excuse for not being enthused about digital downloads, because you can’t actually get them, and even dreading them, but you still shouldn’t assume that an increased focus on DD means they’re going full DD. 

            You shouldn’t always assume the worst, and this is one thing that bugs me about the people banging on about XSEED and DD; they keep assuming that XSEED are EA and will charge more than the retail price for a download copy when they’ve proven they won’t, time and again. In you case, it makes sense to not be fussed about DD; you literally can’t get them, and I’m now feeling like a prick for getting snappy about it. Apologies for that, mate, it’s the way I am. 

            What gets me going in the DD debates on here is that near everyone arguing against them pretty much has no reason to other than “I want a box”. They bring up some people not having Wi-Fi, or digital accounts being dodgy one way or another, but they don’t care about those issues, they just want the box and will throw tantrums ’til they get it. Obviously this doesn’t apply to everyone who’s pro-physical, but this lot are certainly the most prominent on here, and as a JRPG fan living in Europe (even with our ongoing little golden era thing for localisations), it astounds me that they’re getting games I would kill for but won’t take them because it’s not wrapped up right.

            So again, apologies, mate, but like everything else I argue about on here, it all ties back to Europe.

          • SerendipityX

            Its cool. You’re right about not automatically assuming the worst. This generation of gaming has me so @_@ sometimes, I don’t know what’s going on anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Thanks wasn’t enough to show my gratitude for this. Buying the game is the only way to show it.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    and one more title to buy before I get my PSVita. Not that the thing isn’t worth it but I don’t have up to 200 bucks on a whim. Need to save up, which is difficult considering that so many nice games appear for the system. xD
    Ahh finally my Quatar Assassin again! HOW I LONGED FOR THIS DAY!! >__<'''
    *love*
    XSEED once more earns all my love with this. Thank you for publishing and thanks for being awesome. You guys are like delicious bacon!
    Yay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fitzpatrick-Phillips/1786364591 Fitzpatrick Phillips

    Thank gawwwd I didn’t import this. Gonna be awesomeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Pierre-Louis/667684607 Steven Pierre-Louis

    Music to my ears.  Especially the “soon” part.  I went the el cheapo route with my memory stick and got a 4GB that is already starting to fill up with Escape Plan and Super Stardust.  I wanna put off buying another one for a little while.

    • Auragar

      I bought a 16GB though I don’t download much since I got it for like $10 more than a 8GB. xD

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Xseed: 1  Crybays: 0

    *sips on some tea*

    • Hraesvelgr

      Eh, I’m sure the whiners will find something else to cry about. No matter what you do, someone is always going to be dissatisfied with something trivial.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I know right that’s the sad thing.

      • Raharu95

        *Chuckles midly* Such is the sad reality of our existence. Some people just can’t see when someone or a group tries their best.

    • Testsubject909

      Got some Pu Er? Either type is fine with me, they’re both quite delicious, as for what year and what crop, surprise me.

      Well, if you’ve got any to begin with. But no Japanese tea for me, from the various types I’ve tried, I’ve found my personal preference remains in Chinese teas.

  • CycloneFox

    Great news. It’s so awesome, that we will get this game! *-* And nor even in physical form, too.

    I’m so looking foreward for importing the next Project Diva and getting this one even in english. Awesome! Makes me wanna kiss my vita.

  • Dynno

    Way to go XSeed! Absolutely day 1 for me!

  • JazzyMan123

    Alright, XSEED is undertaking a BIG risk here to bring us physical copies so all you DD haters better be grateful and just shut your traps and be happy.

  • xavier axol

    now, the question is how soon?

    • Auragar

      Yah… lol A lot of games are this fall (along with Wii U possibly) so… probably then? And lol my wallet is going to be hurting so bad come fall.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Let it be noted that theBanditking now has another glorious trophy to add to his “pointless whining then being proven wrong” collection. If you go far back enough through his commenting history, you will find other examples as well.

    • JazzyMan123

      Neal Power deserves one too or more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Pierre-Louis/667684607 Steven Pierre-Louis

       I’m waiting for an acceptance speech.

    • MrRobbyM

      For an otherwise decent guy, all that whining made me facepalm countless times.

      • JazzyMan123

        Hopefully, your hand isn’t stuck to your face like mine was…

      • thebanditking

        Thanks for noticing :) I admit that my comments have been a bit too abrasive toward this topic and given how short some of them were it came off the wrong way. We all have to admit when we are wrong and I clearly was in this case.

        • MrRobbyM

          I admire that you admit you were in the wrong. Not many people can willingly do that.

          • thebanditking

            Thanks and I always will own up to it. I personally felt embarassed the moment I heard the news about it being retail. I can’t wait to pick this game up, and Last Story as well.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Would you like some tea Ishaan :D

      • JazzyMan123

        I’d like some. :D

        • Luna Kazemaru

           *hands you a cup*

          • JazzyMan123

            Thanks!

            *Takes cup and sips it*

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Anytime :P

    • PoweredByHentai

      Not just theBanditking, Neal Power as well.

    • thebanditking

      You know I just thanked you above, prematurely it would seem. Why do you feel the need to single me out or incite others to meticulously dig through my comment history?
      My intention is never to derail a conversation its just that on occasion my opinion is a bit different then the usual “Day one” or “so excited!!!!11!!”. Honestly what are the comments for if were not supposed to state our opinion?
      Ishaan we both know the state of Japanese gaming has changed in terms of its presence in western markets and I just don’t think the way to keep it going is by shoving all the games on a server thus making them even more niche then they have already become. Most digital titles don’t even get much advertising simply because if an add says “only available on (insert service name)” the average person would not even know what that meant.

      We all have agendas and preferences/bias that skew our comments one way or another (yourself included) I don’t see why I should be treated differently. Seriously Ishaan coming from someone whos supposed to be a mod this seems uncalled for.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–the problem isn’t the complaints or the negativity. We all have things we’d like to see be done differently by various publishers or developers. 

        It’s just that it gets ridiculously tiring when the same point is repeated over and over, and every single thread of comments about these games turns into the exact same argument that we’ve all had before. I mean, what’s the point?

        I remember there was a time when, in nearly every post about Skyward Sword, you’d complain about the controls after having tried the game at some public event. At the end of the day, was it really worth all the arguments and hate and rude comments that were tossed around in all those threads? And you did it so often, sometimes I didn’t even want to look in the comments because I knew it would be the same old people/arguments all over again. 

        In fact, I recall you even admitted to liking the game’s controls once you bought it yourself, and I thought it was very admirable that you were able to admit it. So again, was all that negativity ultimately worth it?

        Now, with regard to Xseed, especially in the case of companies like them who have both a Facebook page and forums for you to express your displeasure on, why keep bringing the negativity into our posts? I would argue that posting on Xseed’s own community pages would be a more productive (if not rather pointless) endeavor. 

        They’ve already made their decision and they’ve already said that market conditions dictate they don’t have much of a choice. So again, either we can keep complaining about something that likely won’t change, or we can accept the fact that this industry is very different from the way it was 10 years ago and will never go back to being that way again.

        • thebanditking

          True, I think the instantaneous nature of the net leads all of us to post the first thing that crosses our minds (even repeatedly) and its not always in the best interest of others or our selves. Yeah I would agree as well that in most cases I am (or try to be) well versed in the topics we are discussing, which unfortunately leads to me to shorten or summarize my thoughts which can come off as curt or very cut and paste, especially when the issue overlaps for multiple games. As before thats not my intention, rather I find its the short comments that get noticed (not on her per say) by the publishers not the intelligent ones, so my game plan was to get noticed by them either on here, the PS Blog, or other forms of contact. Did it work? Who knows, perhaps they wanted to release this physically from the start. Either way I am happy with the outcome as some games just don’t mesh well in my opinion with the digital model (Warriors Orochi 3).

          Yes I also recall the Skyward Sword posts lol, in all honesty I suppose I just take issue with anything that seems to endanger my enjoyment of a beloved series or pass time (games being just one) or an issue that I take extremely serious (like child endangerment or exploitation of uninformed masses). The internet is just not the best medium for an open conversation at times as it all goes down hill fast. Though as with Skyward Sword (which yes I did enjoy, still not as much as button controls though) I will always admit when I am wrong, and with this I was wrong.

          I am not even as against digital as it would seem, I prefer books and manga digitally (which the latter is sorely lacking, I can’t buy 30 volumes lol!), I love buying PSOne and VC games as well as select PSN/XBL games, I just want current gen games to be released at retail (whatever the current gen happens to be) as this gives people time to adjust to changes and for memory prices to level off and become more affordable. Also I will add that I don’t have a bone to pick with XSEED, the fact that I own all the Ys PSP games is proof enough of that, I just want them to continue to put out big titles like that at retail, because the games deserve it.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        (Adding a few thoughts that I couldn’t in my last reply because it was getting too long)

        I think the problem might be that the negativity in your case is often:

        1) Premature, and 2) Constantly repeated over and over again. 

        That’s about the gist of it. I do think that if you sometimes held yourself back, you would be taken more seriously, rather than taken for granted.

        The only agenda I have is seeing people have a better understanding of the industry, and trying to encourage them to learn more about it. That’s why I work here. In your case, I don’t bother to point facts out because you’re likely already well-versed of a lot of the topics that you complain about.

  • SerendipityX

    I’m glad, for a moment there I had given up on ever owning another Xseed game again. (T_T)<—more tears of joy

    • Testsubject909

      Well, to be fair, I think you mean physically owning a copy of an XSeed game.

      But I know what you mean. My physical collection of game is my pride and joy. And my manga collection too.

      Digital is nice and all but… It’s just not the same.

      • SerendipityX

        Nope, without any wifi…*coughstillusingdialupoverherecough* No access to any dd xseed games. But their not going completely digital so I’m good *goes to molest physical collection*

  • WingsOfEternity

    Goddammit XSEED, stop hurting my wallet, I need money for that 999 sequel

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCYU2ME2ZYP2BOSCJHM5WTDTRI Eric

    Since I love my Vita and this game looks good enough, I will pre-order directly from xseed so I can add this to my shelf.  I urge ppl to order directly from them as it earns them another $8 or so in profits.  I buy all my games directly from NISA now, I should try to do the same with other RPGs.

    • ddh819

      do they make more that way vs digital download?

  • dragoon_slayer12

    So is it safe to assume that this will be digital too? I download everything on the vita, psp, and soon with the 3ds. It’s much more convenient than juggling cartridges around. Hopefully we get this by September’s latest.

  • the9reen9uy

    Persona 4 AND Ragnarok Odyssey confirmed.. COULD THIS WEEK GET ANY BETTER?! =D

    • Hraesvelgr

      Fire Emblem 3DS… but that’s just me, since I’m more interested in that than either of those.

      • Auragar

        Well hopefully it will be announced at E3. I mean I am excited for it too but I am also super excited for this and P4 like the9reen9uy said.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farid-Belkacemi/1073052585 Farid Belkacemi

       Grand Knights History not canceled ?

    • Testsubject909

      It always could.

      For example, for me, learning that people would stop obsessing over the increased price for education here in Canada and instead focus on the SOPA equivalent that’s flying under the radar because everyone’s too focused on trying to prevent a relatively minimal increment to the already pretty damn low and cheap price of education here in Canada.

  • TheBlackKnight3

    I was ready to buy another memory card for this, but retail is just awesome. Now I just need Fire Emblem and my year will be pretty much complete. I guess Xseed figured about 150 pages in the suggestions part of their forum (which I recommend people here visit sometimes) carried some weight. I really hope they do well though, they really deserve it.

  • Red Veron

    YESYESYES! Finally, a Vita game that has synchronous multiplayer over the internet! I AM EXCITE! Yes, “EXCITE”.

  • Draparde

    This is awesome, X_x i’ve wanted to play this game since the first video i saw. so i will be getting this for certain :D 

  • Juuu

    Okay, so, it’s physical, catastrophe averted, can we stop complaining and just enjoy the fact that a game numerous people were clamoring for is getting localized? Cool.

    • Ladius

      You should consider that having a retail edition isn’t only good for collectors, people who want to be able to resale and so on, but is also a decisive factor for European importers, considering how Vita is region free for physical games but almost region locked for different PSN regional stores. That said, I agree on the rest :P

      • PoweredByHentai

        Digital content has licensing restrictions linked to the store that they’re purchased from.  Steam does this as well since I have a friend who has brain tumour over in Seoul who simply cannot access a number of the F2P MMOs on the US servers.

        And then there’s Shogun 2 which still isn’t showing up for him on Steam.

        • Testsubject909

          Might I make mention as to how much I love DRM free gaming?

          And how much I love certain developers who openly admits that DRM is, for the most part, a waste of money that ultimately handicaps their customers whilst only delaying the inevitable piracy of their game while simultaneously encouraging piracy for DRM free gaming and in so doing are garnering favorable support who would gladly purchase their game which, thankfully, is showing to be of good quality while simultaneously supporting makers of DRM free games.

          • PoweredByHentai

            It isn’t so much DRM as it is keeping track of things to stay out of legal trouble.

            A lot of technology companies have to explicitly mention how many computers are running what OS and what software related to their development/operating environments exactly because they can and will be litigated and penalized by both the licensor and the judicial authority that oversees such trade disputes.

      • Juuu

         I think you’ve misconstrued me. I’m also a collector, who’d prefer a physical release if possible. However, I am getting mighty tired of most localization announcements being met with negativity by what I hope is just a vocal minority, you know? “OH it’ll just be DD only, RUINED!” “Oh, there’s a dub, RUINED!” “That font is ugly! RUINED!” It just bums me out to see publishing companies listen to their fans, release much-requested games, and be met with vitriol and anger. D: While I love collecting, the truth of the matter is merely that I love -games.- And I’m thankful for every niche title we get. :D It’s a shame that people insist that the release is only “good” if it’s a physical collector’s edition, under 50 dollars, in 12 point font, with the original language ONLY [because apparently even in dual audio, a dub destroys all traces of the original? :P] and be released in this specific month or else “ruined forever.
        Perhaps you should re-read my message-I didn’t say “Oh, crap, a physical release” or “Digital is best,” but merely “Let’s stop complaining and enjoy an awesome game we asked for.” That’s it. :] Sorry if you misunderstood, heh.

        • Ladius

          Sorry, going with some of the comment below I read your post as “there’s no reason to even discuss those points”, and I tried to point out why those issues are rather vital for some gamers, especially discussing Vita games :)

          I agree with you regarding the feuds between videogame fans upon each new announcements, it’s rather sad to read flames but it’s also difficult to avoid in a changing market where many people have different priorities.

          • Juuu

             Haha, yeah, trust me, physical copies are important to me too, as an avid importer, heheh. I was just referring to the fact that some assumed it’d be DD-only BEFORE this announcement, and were raising a big ol’ fuss over nothing. :P

          • thebanditking

            This pretty much sums up how I feel. I don’t mean to spam the comments or ruin anyone’s time on here, rather I just feel like the changes that are being made are not in everyones best interest as I don’t think the average person fully understands what they are giving up with digital releases, when everyone clearly understand this, regardless of my opinion, I will feel better about it.  

      • thebanditking

        Completely agree, retail releases (on region free systems anyway) give the consumer more options and an easier way to play games that would not likely see a release in their region. 

  • Syltique

    Good, consider it purchased.

  • Ladius

    That’s great news, I could very well double dip just to support them :) I also completely understand why they decided to make Orgarhythm a dd-only release, that’s one of those cases where even pro-retail gamers will surely agree. I suggest everyone interested in RO to preorder early, since retailers will likely make their orders mainly according to that factor with the usual preorder+1-2 copies per store formula we have seen applied to many niche releases.

    That said, I’m rather sad to read some of the comments below. I know some pro-retail gamers can be fairly obnoxious (while I strongly prefere retail for a lot of already discussed reasons, especially on Vita, I never understood boycotts or rude attitudes), just as almost any “faction” in gaming debates, but treating them like a bunch of nobodies with no legitimate arguments whatsoever that should adopt a new business model or be ridiculed isn’t particularly good for having a balanced debate.

    • Syltique

      I’m very much pro-retail, but I agree.  Orgarhythm is niche even for niche.  I’m fine with digital and just glad to get the game in that case.

      • Ladius

        Yeah :) Check out the trailer in the other news page, it’s really surprising considering how niche that game should be.

  • Ereek

    Remember, everyone: Vote with your wallet.

    I’m going to buy it and I don’t even have a Vita yet.

    • http://twitter.com/Nephlabobo Neal Power

      Yep. I’ll buy this to support XSeed’s physical releases.

      Glad to see they haven’t totally abandoned their customers.

      • Solomon_Kano

        > Glad to see they haven’t totally abandoned their customers.

        I’m aware of what you were trying to say, but that wording… lol. I know you dislike digital for a few reasons, but going digital =/= “abandoning their customers”.

        When you’ve attached no specific group to it and your first sentence already made your stance clear, it sounds like you were just making an inflammatory remark as opposed to expressing your opinion naturally (though perhaps that is natural). That may just be me though.

        • Testsubject909

          It’s more that they’re going towards a more economically secure route, now unless you can make their physical release a big hit, which requires far more manpower and money then just the people commenting and lurking here in Siliconera, which means it’ll depend on far many more factors, the odds are they’re still going to be leaning further into digital only, which does make me worry for certain games.

          I for one didn’t really have that many doubts that we’d be getting Ragnarok Odyssey, my worries was WHO would be bringing it over. Once it was announced it was XSeed (I was looking down on the right-hand side, just came back on Siliconera today, first news was XSeed picking up RO and Orgarhythm), my first worry was whether it’d be digital only or not (I’ve got extremely limited space in my Vita memory card and I’m not upgrading anytime soon).

          So, I’m quite happy for this physical release. I don’t know how successful it will be, but I for one am guaranteeing them at least one sale out of what I hope to be an impressive number.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Yea, I had a sneaking feeling that somebody might pick up Ragnarok. I mean, if they played their cards right, they could make some money off of the western Monster Hunter crowd by marketing it as a game in a similar vein. Add the (rather limited) brand recognition that Ragnarok has with some crowds, the general appeal to those who play action games, the internet buzz, and the drought of Vita games, it seemed like an attractive enough proposition for a publisher. Which publisher was always the question though. I couldn’t be happier that it was Xseed.

            Us here at Siliconera are a minority so, even with our interest, it’s certain that the game will need a lot more attention. Hopefully, it gets it. I’m giving them 2 sales and I’ll probably try to sell it to anyone willing to listen. And a few who aren’t.

          • PoweredByHentai

            I honestly thought that Ragnarok Odyssey wouldn’t be licensed for the US.  Glad that XSeed believes that there is still a market for it.

      • JazzyMan123

        In this case I feel it’s you who have this the other way around.

    • Testsubject909

      Trust me, I know.

      *looks at his dying wallet*

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Quick aside: I noticed in the last thread about these games that a bunch of you guys flagged Neal Powers’ comments. That was entirely uncalled for.

    Yes, he and theBanditking both frequently complain about certain subjects, but the “Flag” button is not to be used on users with opinions that are different from your own. It’s for trolls or for rude people, period. 

    In another similar incident, a bunch of people also flagged comments about Agarest Marriage (or a similar game) when one of our female users expressed a dislike for the game’s portrayal of women. Again, this is not what the Flagging option is for.

    I won’t take names but if you people don’t understand how to use Flagging, then don’t use it. If we see anyone using Flagging simply to drown out opinions that differ from their own, we’re going to ban them right away.

    • http://twitter.com/Nephlabobo Neal Power

       Thanks. I really appreciate that!

    • Ladius

      I agree with you (and I appreciate it even more considering your position in that debate) but, aside from the two examples you mentioned, I also think the issue is in the perceived inflammatory attitude of a post rather than in its content, and since that can be rather subjective (one person can have a really low flame resistance, while another more versed in the ways of the web will find even mild trolling absolutely normal since it’s the standard on most sites, not to mention each one of us can have strikingly different standards due to her country, education, habits and so on) I fear it’s difficult for people to have a 100% grasp of what is allowed and what isn’t when a post is in a grey area.

      Then again, it’s also true that most people will take offence easier because of an inflammatory post they strongly disagree with, and someone else with take offence in people having different opinions, period.

      Since I have done my fair bit of flagging, I apologize in the case I used that feature the wrong way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

      Mindlessly hating on a company for something like that can hardly be called an opinion if you ask me. Joke is on me though, I didnt even flag that, heck even the Like Button didnt work at that time. I remember though that on one previous thread, that someone wished that XSEED should go bankrupt soon and I also remember that my post for calling that guy a douche, got either removed or something else :D
      Dont take me wrong, everyone has its right to give an opinion, but some people should at least have the courtesy to name any kind of argument why they hate them instead of just writing senseless BS. It wont help them in making a strong argument nor will it prevent some burning-hot flame-discussions.

    • thebanditking

      Thanks Ishaan! Just so all of you know my comments on this topic are not meant to be ignorant, but rather purposely repetitive. I don’t post about the lack of retail releases for you guys, I do it in case anyone from XSEED (or whoever) happens to  be reading the comments, because they do from time to time.

      I think its important for companies to know that there are consumers out there who are not willing to go all digital because trust me there is a lot of us, most are just not as vocal (not like I go around screaming it in public though lol). Heck do you know how many people are shocked when I tell them the music they buy off iTunes is lower quality (better now that they moved to 256kps) then buying a CD and ripping it, people just don’t fully understand digital and its not fair to make it the only option when they are not informed on it. I also think its important for Japanese games to still have a retail presence.

      The market has changed since the 90′s for sure but I don’t think it right or fair for Japanese games to be relegated to digital only releases,(which regardless of what anyone thinks) are typically considered “smaller” then regular games. These games are just as good if not better then the Mass Effects, Skyrims and Fall Outs of the world and I think the average consumer should see these games right there next to them.

      I will lay off the negativity

      • JazzyMan123

        You could, in the future, be more constructive.

        Though remember XSEED isn’t a large company and are really undertaking a huge risk here with physicals and if it does well it might just encourage them to do more cause’ if a physical bombs they will pretty much do DD to recoup their losses.

  • Solomon_Kano

    You honestly don’t understand how happy I am that this is releasing at all. I’m buying a physical copy and a digital copy. Because internet thank yous really just aren’t enough to show how much I wanted this.

    Seriously folks, this is your opportunity. You want Xseed to keep up with physical releases? Then you better show DAMN well how serious you are about that. This and The Last Story are two games with suitable interest being shown in them, if either of them does poorly at retail… well, that won’t look good for you.

    To get physical releases you have to support physical releases. Even as someone fine with either, I sincerely hope that people aren’t just blowing hot air. I’m happy seeing any Xseed game do well, physical or no, but I just really hope people put their money where their mouths are this year. Support and you provide incentive for them to do as you ask, fail and you justify their position.

    • Ladius

      Pretty much this :)

    • Auragar

      I am definitely getting this physically. I don’t like download that much. I am super excited.

    • IsaacGravity

      Phys for me. My reasons. But I’m more shocked and happy that we’re actually getting this! Seriously, did NOT see that one coming.

    • Testsubject909

      You know me, I’m getting that physical release asap.

  • Darrel Daley

    Thanks Xseed! Looks like i may need to get a Vita soon, i was waiting for a game that i could sink hours into.

  • Auragar

    Super excited for this. No joke. Happy it’s a physical release.

    • Testsubject909

      I was quite worried due to how XSeed openly stated they were more interested in digital releases. Though I’ve noticed it’s pretty easy to backup games and delete them and later re-install them, I’m not quite into it what with my recent luck with hard drives comparatively to my luck with keeping retail games safe.

      And my bandwidth has always suffered extensively, what with being in a household where three people make ample, and I do mean ample, use of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/klaudkil Alex Cattaneo

    AWESOME!@facebook-1231376371:disqus  Xseed i wont be pre ordering it but i wil buy it thx a lot!

  • http://ggftw.com/forum/ Monkey_T

    Cool. I’ll consider picking this up if I decide to get a Vita.

  • http://papped.webatu.com papped

    finally, was waiting on a localization announcement forever…

  • Kitestwinblades

    I absolutely cannot wait! XD Love Ragnarok to death and wish they would have brought that PSP game to PSN or something. But I’ll take this :3 

    They should capitalize on this at E3 if they can. Listing some Vita titles would be a wise move. r.r; They can also address that whole remote play fiasco.

    • Solomon_Kano

      > whole remote play fiasco

      There was a remote play fiasco?

      • Kitestwinblades

        Lol XD I guess not REALLY… just some games wouldn’t work on the Vita with remote play and some people who bought it were really itching for some wireless gameplay with some PS3 games. Only certain games supported the feature and its not like there was too much of an uproar or anything. 

        Its just that recently someone just happened to figure out how to get ALL the games to work with it. And I’m curious to see how they’ll react/respond to it.  

        Sorry, I kinda blew that up more than it should have. Definitely no Fiasco lol I mean sometimes remote play CAN be slow r.r; but its so frustrating to get to some games and it just tells you “NO!”. Especially the ones that are small and single player. What I wouldn’t give to play Resonance of Fate on the go XD

        • Solomon_Kano

          Ah. Well, they did say that it was a feature still in progress, so I suppose we’ll have to wait to get its full awesomeness.

          Besides, it’ll probably never be an “every PS3 game does it” kinda deal. I’m not sure, but I think I read a while back that the feature’s implementation was up to developers, so it wouldn’t be instantly compatible with all PS3 games or anything. I suppose we may hear some word on that come E3. It’d be a great time to reveal that and PS1 classics.

  • Testsubject909

    Today was a good day to come online and check in on Siliconera in a long long while.

    By the way, hi guys, how’ve you all been doing and YES! YES! YES! DAY 1 PRE-ORDER MONEY CREDIT CARD SCREEN NOW GIMME!

    … *clears throat* I mean, this is jolly good news indeed, why I am feeling quite some curious palpitations at this most fortunate of news and SCREW THIS FACADE YES! YES! YES! *runs off screaming in joy*

  • http://twitter.com/Crevox Crevox

    Give me date, you have my moneys

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KCYU2ME2ZYP2BOSCJHM5WTDTRI Eric

    I think Vita physical releases would be easier for Xseed.  It’s such a small little plastic shell and you don’t even need to print a manual.  I am buying this ofcourse but seeing this kinda makes me wish they would have done a limited physical run only through their website for unchained.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Mind you that Xseed themselves don’t have to manufacture the carts. My understanding is that publishers pay to have their games put on physical media, but it isn’t put on the media by them.

      Of course, after this they then have to distribute and such, so I’d imagine that it’s really not cheaper. Plus, with Vita cards being a new proprietary deal, we have no idea what their cost is as opposed to, say, a Blu-ray or DVD for a console game. There’s no real guarantee there until someone from the inside breaks down the pricing for us, and that’s probably not ever happening.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BOP4Z5KE5N7T5MUGIV6TEFMT4 Thomas

      Remember, cartridges and flash memory are much, much more expensive forms of media than optical discs like CDs, DVDs and UMDs. We just have a lot of faith in this game!

      • Thomas Maloney

        I have faith in it as well.

        Also, I’m buying two copies.

  • MrKappa

    Finally, thank you based Xseed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jazzlyn.lim Jazlynn Lim

    NOOO I JUST ORDERED THE JAPANESE VERSION ON TUESDAY.

    :(

    • http://www.falgram.com/ Falmung

       That is extremely unlucky.

  • scratchbach

    Aside from Grand Knights History’s cancellation, this had been a pretty awesome week for news. P4G, this…I’m a very happy Vita owner.

  • JustaGenericUser

    EDIT: Meh, I think I’ve snarked so many times in this site.

    Glad to see this being released physically. Too bad there’s so many other games I wanna buy so I’m unsure of this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RockBogard Chris Billotte

    i am so excited to hear this news. ive been hoping specifically for this game to get released in english. And I am very happy that theyre releasing a physical copy. =)

  • boundries_san

    Hmm…… the moment i went inside thread about X-Seed, i can see that the battle between retailers and digital distribution will keep going and i believe, it will be for one hell of long time.

    Well going to buy the physical game for this game here.^^ and hope that X-Seed will still come out with more physical release as, i believe many Vita games will need to use one hell of amount space on Vita memory and the time needed to download them will be nightmare here in my country.T_T

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

    This will satisfy my Monster Hunter fix, since Capcom and Nintendo sure as hell aren’t doing anything for me. Thanks, XSEED!

  • Go2hell66

    Yes XSEED redeem yourselves

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